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If You're Not Uncomfortable, You're Not Growing.

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If You're Not Uncomfortable, You're Not Growing.

If you know me, you know that I am not a boastful person. It’s not easy talking about myself. I like to be behind the camera focusing my attention on my clients. This is uncomfortable, but I am so excited to say I won 1st Place. Yes! A Blue Ribbon on both of my art pieces. 

I entered the Artists of the Arbuckles Art Exhibit at the Jean Carr Gallery in Sulphur, Oklahoma. I have been watching this art exhibit for 3 years. I’ve wanted to enter but felt uncomfortable. Scared of the feeling of putting myself or my art out there for people to judge. I finally got the nerve to enter and didn’t look back. Choosing the images was the easy part, framing and matting was not. Presentation is a key element, and the time and attention to detail paid off.

The art exhibit will be on display thru the end of May. If you get a chance go by and visit, there are some talented people in our state. Thank you to everyone for your advise and the nudges to get out of my box.  If you're feeling like you're not growing or progressing, get out of your comfort zone, it will help you grow.

If you would like more information on a session with Vanessa, visit www.vanessawellsimages.com

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Embrace Your Sexy, Consider Boudoir

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Embrace Your Sexy, Consider Boudoir

It is not easy for a woman to embrace her sexy, or her beauty. I often hear women say, “I feel pretty” or “I feel cute,” maybe even “I feel sassy.”  But rarely do I hear them say, “I feel sexy.” We as females don't see our full potential. When we receive a compliment that we look sexy, hot or even gorgeous, we just say, "thank you," but don't really believe it.  You know it's the truth! A boudoir session is an empowering experience for any woman. She can't believe the person in the picture is actually her. It is truly a jaw dropping and defining moment. I have seen it. I would love nothing more than for you to experience that same jaw dropping, “oh wow!” moment. This is a gift you should give yourself, a gift that you so deserve. Don't you deserve to feel confident, sexy, beautiful and empowered? What woman doesn't want to be pampered with professional hair and makeup? Let me show you how to embrace your sexy! Book your session today!

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The Benefits of Second Shooting a Wedding

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The Benefits of Second Shooting a Wedding

I often second shoot for other photographers through out the year. There are many benefits to this for the primary photograph as well as for the second shooter. Assisting my colleagues so they can capture all the important memories, emotions and details for their client is the primary goal, this allows them to have a well rounded album. Second shooters can capture different perspectives of the day, such as emotions, reactions and actions which will add nicely to their day. It's always good to have a second set of eyes to catch little things that can go unnoticed, for example, phones in pockets, twisted hems, even hair that is entwined in an earring. It also allows for more coverage, both photographers can be in different locations at the same time. For example the primary photographer can be photographing the bride getting ready while the second shooter is documenting the groom getting ready. Having a second photographer can also serve as a backup in the event gear fails, the second can fill in for the primary while changing out gear should theirs fail, let's hope this never happens, but we all know Murphy's law, if it can happen it will.  You never know when a "moment" will happen and you want to be sure to capture it.

Just a thought as I prepare to second shoot this next weekend. Here are a few images of me second shooting. Enjoy.

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